Re: Michael Apted's Up Series - Seven Up!
56 Up will consist of 3 x 1 hour parts, the first of which will premiere on 14 May 2012. I can't wait!
From The TelegraphSeven Up! Now we are 56
By Rupert Christiansen
8:26PM BST 16 Apr 2012http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... re-56.html
The 'Seven Up!’ documentary series, which began in 1964 and continues next month, is reality television as it ought to be.
From the days of the week to the ages of man, seven is mystically the number that seems to mark the epochs of our lives, and that’s the concept, hardwired into our psyches, that Granada Television tapped into when in 1964 it began commissioning the unique documentary series Seven Up!.
Taking as its primary inspiration the remark attributed to the founder of the Jesuit educational system, Ignatius Loyola, “Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man”, it started by tracking the lives of 14 seven-year-old British children from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds. Since then, it has reported back on them at seven-year intervals, with each episode cumulatively presenting extracts from previous programmes, dramatising how far the subjects have travelled in the intervening periods